University of Georgia researchers recently joined a national team of scientists working on a five-year, $4.1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant designed around climate change's effects on animal agriculture.
This is a topic that is full of opinion. What is a cute and cuddly critter to one person is a pest to another. Or sometimes what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it ate your prize winning roses or created $1,000 worth of damage to the garage or attic.
Just over the past week or two, I have noticed the tulip poplars around the county losing their leaves.
University of Georgia scientists were awarded a five-year $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study ways to kill foodborne pathogens on beef before it arrives on supermarket shelves and in restaurant kitchens.
If there is one thing that causes people to become squeamish, ticks will usually do it. No one likes the idea of something crawling on them.
Changes in certain policies affecting farm labor and improved business strategies are needed to help farmers weather farm labor shortages, says a University of Georgia agricultural economist.
We are in that time of year again where Japanese beetles come into our gardens and landscapes with an appetite that would put most teenagers to shame.
The Extension office is an interesting place to work. One of the great things about it, is the people we get to meet and help.
For many years, Georgia's tobacco industry has been declining. And this year looked to be its lowest point, but demand for U.S. tobacco in Asia has given Georgia tobacco farmers what could be a much-needed lift.
Over the past few days, I have received a number of phone calls about trees, and whether or not they should be taken out or left. Much of the concern has been due to the weather we have had over the past couple of weeks.
There are a lot of things that let me know that summertime is back: barbecues, spending time at the pool with the kids and the smell of gardenias. But the one telltale is seeing stalks of corn emerge from everyone's vegetable garden.
The farmers markets in Hall County are all up and going and are doing quite well even though the weather has been less than ideal. This hot, dry weather has created some challenges for most of the growers, but they are still able to grow vegetables successfully.
Leyland cypress has become one of the more popular trees for homeowners and landscapers to use over the past few years.
Summer in Georgia is always an interesting time of year. It seems we go from one extreme to another. Just a few weeks ago, we were relatively cool and had what seemed to be plenty of moisture in the ground. But today, we are in desperate need of some rain, and if shade was a commodity that could be sold on the open market, it would be going for a hefty price.
It's hard to imagine that our lives, and the quality of life we enjoy, have a lot to do with an insect.
Just the other day I was looking at a dogwood tree at the house and saw it was in pretty good shape overall. However, things can change and it is worth keeping an eye on the tree to see if it becomes infected.
Georgia's wildly fluctuating temperatures in this year's first four months played havoc on the state's signature onion crop.
Storm water is something we don't think too much about on a day-to-day basis.
Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know you can recycle in your lawn?
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